The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn is a classic Back to School book for many Pre-K, Kindergarten and First Grade Classrooms.
If you’re yet to discover this heartwarming book this is what the publisher says…
School is starting in the forest, but Chester Raccoon does not want to go. To help ease Chester’s fears, Mrs. Raccoon shares a family secret called the Kissing Hand to give him the reassurance of her love any time his world feels a little scary. Since its first publication in 1993, this heartwarming book has become a children’s classic that has touched the lives of millions of children and their parents, especially at times of separation, whether starting school, entering daycare, or going to camp. It is widely used by kindergarten teachers on the first day of school. Stickers at the back will help children and their parents keep their Kissing Hand alive.
My favorite first day of kindergarten book is The Kissing Hand.
I’ve created a bundle of activities to go along with the book to make the first day of school memorable and comforting!
Check them out below and remember to download the freebie!